This past weekend Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in his sleep at a hunting resort in West Texas. Having served almost 30 years on the bench, Justice Scalia was the longest serving member of the current supreme court. He was also one of the most conservative justices the U.S. has ever had. His career was defined by his reverence for the constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms.
The supreme court has long been divided. There are four liberal judges (Gindburg, Breyer, Kagan and Sotomayor) and four conservatives (Thomas, Roberts, Alito and Scalia) with the swing vote being Anthony Kennedy, who tends to lean more conservative than liberal.
Why the civics lesson today? Because it is imperative that you and I pray for the justice who will fill Justice Scalia’s place. The appointment of another liberal justice could swing the majority of the court to the side of the liberals, who give little or no value to religious rights.
Will you join me and earnestly pray for the person who will replace Justice Scalia? Ask God to give us someone with a conservative agenda. Someone who will seek righteousness. Someone not afraid to take a stand godliness and protect the things that you and I hold so dear. Someone who will stand for the right as Justice Scalia did for thirty years.
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, andgiving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty (I Timothy 2:1-2).
Thank you for being a part of the World Network of Prayer. You are appreciated.
Strategic Prayer Coordinator
World Network of Prayer